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In honor of National Women’s History Month 2015, we have prepared a series of five stories about Junior League members who have made a very visible mark on their communities by being elected the first woman Mayor of a major city.
Does being president of the Junior League of Greater Orlando prepare you for public service? Judging from the example of 2008 Mary Harriman Award winner Glenda Hood, it certainly does!
Glenda became JLGO’s youngest President in 1982, taking as her presidential theme, “A Sense of Community.” Her community-oriented perspective contributed to …

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Junior League Presidents and Presidents-Elect traveled to Orlando, Florida to kick off 2015 with a long weekend of leadership training. Here is the conference through their words and images.

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Tap your creativity with Altruette’s Junior League Charm Challenge!
The winning design will recognize and benefit the work of Junior League women around the world.
Here’s the story:
Altruette produces a line of philanthropic jewelry that raises money and awareness for the nonprofits admired by its founders, former Fortunemagazine editors Julie Schlosser and Lee Clifford. They have raised tens of thousands of dollars for their cause-related partners such as CARE.org, Save the Whales and GlobalGiving.org.
After years of successfully selling their wares at the holiday markets of various Leagues, the pair decided to demonstrate …

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It’s called Remembrance Day in Canada (and in other Commonwealth countries) and Veteran’s Day in the U.S., but it all comes down to the same thing: the fighting that killed an estimated 10 million soldiers and 7 million civilians in Europe almost a century ago came to an end on November 11, 1918…and the 11th day of November has ever since been a day to commemorate the event.
But the war also took place at a time of greater civic leadership for women and, while they were not combatants, their roles …